Trend it like Beckham: David voted the world's sexiest man in a suit
18:58 GMT, 14 September 2012
He mesmerised the watching world when his
long anticipated role in the London 2012 Olympic Games was finally
revealed as he ferried the Olympic torch along the Thames in a striking suit.
And despite now being in his late 30s, the former England star and father-of-four has been voted the sexiest man in a suit.
Beating off a host of other tailored gents to claim the accolade, including runner-up George Clooney and Daniel Craig, David reigned proud.
David Beckham has been voted the man who looks sexiest in a suit, beating off stiff competition
In fourth and fifth place were Take That frontman Gary Barlow and Hugh Grant respectively in the poll carried out by Austin Reed to launch their charitable Suite Swap.
A spokesman said: 'Undoubtedly David Beckham is one of the most stylish men to grace the planet.
'His allure is that he can pull off the casual scruffy look but transforms himself in to a dashing gent when he dons a sharp suit.
'Equally George Clooney looks effortlessly debonair on the red carpet when he sports a tailored suit.
'A good suit can transform a man.
George Clooney and Daniel Craig were close behind in the dapper ratings
'Most men need to wear at suit at some point in their lives and it’s important to choose wisely.'
Formula 1 driver Jenson Button drove into sixth place as the best dressed suit wearer closely followed by Princes Harry and William.
Button’s team mate Lewis Hamilton was in ninth place followed by lovelorn Twilight actor Robert Pattinson.
Dermot O'Leary and David Walliams weren't far behind the other men
Other men to carry off a good suit were named as X Factor host Dermot O’Leary, TOWIE heartthrob Mark Wright and Little Britain star David Walliams.
Despite being known for his high waistbands Simon Cowell completed the poll in twentieth place.
The man who looks worst in a suit was voted as Jeremy Clarkson, followed by Russell Brand.
TOP 20 SEXIEST MEN IN SUITS
1. David Beckham
Simon Cowell scraped into the bottom of the ratings in twentieth position
2. George Clooney
3. Daniel Craig
4. Gary Barlow
5. Hugh Grant
6. Jenson Button
7. Prince Harry
8. Prince William
9. Lewis Hamilton
10. Robert Pattinson
11. Rupert Penry Jones
12. Benedict Cumberbatch
13. Dermot O’Leary
14. Jude Law
15. Clive Owen
16. Orlando bloom
17. Mark Wright
18. David Walliams
19. George Lamb
20. Simon Cowell